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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.

@  Tieria Prime : (17 August 2019 - 02:11 AM)

Hi friends

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:05 AM)

So only if Viacom/Paramount has actively trademarked the term "multi-vector assault mode", offered goods or services under that name and has been offering those goods and services in recent years, Hasbro cannot offer goods or services under that name in the same category.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:04 AM)

And they need to be consistently used on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 AM)

Even if they are trademarked.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Words and terms used in dialogue shouldn't be affected.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Also, the trademarks only apply in commerce. You use them to identify goods and services.

@  Ashley : (16 August 2019 - 11:55 PM)

Yeah, you also need to apply for it. They might've never bothered to trademark that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

Trademark affects titles and product names, not every word in writing. For example, DC called their character "Captain Marvel" as recently as 2014.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 08:30 PM)

You missed my point. I was addressing the usage of the phrase in dialogue. Hence the quotation marks.

@  Pennpenn : (16 August 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Well, they can anyway, they might just not be able to call it that...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:54 PM)

It would be awesome for Transformers to have the likes of Overlord and Sky Lynx "engage multi-vector assault mode!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:53 PM)

It is a shame that "multi-vector assault mode" is probably trademarked for Star Trek.

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 10:54 PM)

Only if they manage to boomer-proof it

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

(and would that really be a bad thing?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Wouldn't a cybernetic singularity actually remove one or more of the top levels of Maslow's hierarchy?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 August 2019 - 07:40 PM)

Tomy made some strange selections on their first wave of Tomica releases for the US

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 August 2019 - 06:26 PM)

Resistance is futile.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 06:20 PM)

I would be down for a nice cybernetic singularity if it meant we could actually reach the top of maslow's hierarchy.

@  Ashley : (15 August 2019 - 05:44 PM)

I'm pretty sure the origin of the villains in GaoGaiGar was a computer being told to reduce the stress of the population and it's answer was to assimilate everyone.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Executions then followed by nano reanimation then cryonic suspension until everyone you know is deactivated for good so you can build happiness in a future society.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 01:47 PM)

As opposed to the ones that lie already? As a civilization: we're emotional and socially broken. Might as well have the society that at least wants us to be "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 11:48 AM)

Or you'd have a lot of people lying about their emotional state to avoid being executed.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 11:18 AM)

That would actually be a massive step up: since there's a LOT of stuff needed to quantify happiness, and it could only be an improvement over the existing governments which actually don't care if you live or die, never mind if you're "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 10:02 AM)

Happiness is mandatory, citizen. Failure to be happy is treason. Have a nice daycycle!

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 01:46 AM)

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

@  MrBlud : (14 August 2019 - 09:46 PM)

Humanity is pretty forgiving if you take care of its basic needs. "Freedom" and "Privacy" don't have much hold when you can't afford food, shelter, or medicine.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2019 - 03:29 PM)

Something something peace through tyranny.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 August 2019 - 02:43 PM)

You probably will have a house, AI overseers will crack down on stress, poverty, homelessness and human administration.

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 02:36 PM)

The bad news is they'll probab;y be made and operated by Amazon so will record every single thing you do and transmit it to their datacenters so theycan have human operators sift through it and laugh at footage of you dancing in your socks or having intercourse.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

What if I don't have a house by then?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

If the robot will do the cleaning, I don't care if it's mandatory. I'm sick of moping floors.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 August 2019 - 02:05 PM)

humanoid service robots, one for every house in the west. ETA: 2050. household robots will be mandatory.

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

All I know is it'd be tragic if those evil robots win. I know she can beat them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Big ones? Small ones? Ones as big as your head?

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 12:22 PM)

The robots are pink. Someone call Yoshimi!

@  wonko the sane? : (14 August 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Yeah, could you maybe be more specific? Are they good robots? Bad ones? Do they just want to take our jobs? We need more information to work out how we feel about them.

@  Benbot : (14 August 2019 - 11:03 AM)

which ones?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

Robots are coming....

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2019 - 07:14 PM)

my nephew showed me the cuphead rap, and now it's stuck in my head...

@  Hg Dragon : (12 August 2019 - 07:07 PM)

Hershey squirts. AKA diarrhea


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Cyberverse More Than Meets the Eye Confusion

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#41 unluckiness

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:00 AM

Yes, that does tend to happen if you go twenty years without wearing a bra.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:00 AM

Randy, that's a fidget cube! Honestly.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:05 AM

Actually I think at this particular moment the most confusing title they could go with would be "Transformers: Robots in Disguise."

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:12 AM

The Grimlock says "some assembly required, no tools needed" which makes me wonder if it's some sort of mini model kit.


Edited by Luke, 01 September 2017 - 07:13 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:21 AM

Yeah, those character designs are the new "Evergreen" ones popping up on ancillary merchandise and in IDW, so something random like model kits makes sense.

EDIT: That's our first time seeing evergreen Grimlock, and he appears to be based on the Nick Roche IDW design, so that's cool.

Edited by Jalaguy, 01 September 2017 - 07:27 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:37 AM

Does anyone else find it ironic that there is artwork where Grimlock has blue eyes adjacent to a red eyed figure?


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:42 AM

Oooh, a transforming model kit Grimlock? Count me in.


.... IF they make a blue version.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:45 AM

It occurs to me that with Grimlock, "some assembly required" could very easily just mean "you have to snap the tail on yourself, it wouldn't fit in the blister otherwise"...

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

Transformers: More Than They Appear
Transformers: Justice, Bolts and Gears


Transformers: Justice Bolts and Gears is a legal drama about a Recordibot judge and his grumpy Mini-Vehicle bailiff.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:09 AM

Transformers-branded fidget anything seems kind of ridiculous when Transformers are pretty much fidget toys already.

 

They could have just rebranded One-Steps.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:35 AM

Here is another instance where these designs showed up:  http://www.tfw2005.c...pening.1119826/


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:46 AM

Transformers A New Hope

In space, no one can hear a bigger boat.


 
 
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:57 AM

I like Starscream's boobs. Very dynamic.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:57 AM

"Before time began, I was... the cube." :p



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:32 AM

Okay, Bumblebee's "evergreen" design looks much better in that style. Starscream also looks pretty cool. I'm really getting the distinct feeling this is what Cyberverse is gonna look like, and I'm definitely on board with these designs. I'm guessing it'll be CGI, which isn't surprising since Boulder only does CGI and Flash, and I doubt that the "mainline" TF cartoon would be done in Flash.

 

Hopefully we'll get good writing in the cartoon, but even without the writing the art style is neat. I'd prefer another hand-drawn series, but I'll settle for CGI with dynamic designs like these that manage to look like more "dynamic" takes on the traditional style. Reminds me of E.J. Su, which is a very good thing.


Edited by Evac, 01 September 2017 - 09:36 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:44 AM

I think you can be fairly sure this ISN'T what Cyberverse looks like because Hasbro wouldn't be doing Cyberverse merch without actualy branding it like that. That's the exact opposite of what branding is meant to accomplish.

 

Like I'd expect Cyberverse to use these designs as inspiration in the same way Prime, WFC and RID often used the art done for the Binder as inspiration, because Hasbro doesn't comissions art like this without planning to make use of it, but these exact drawings and designs being the next show is unprobable. 


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

Is the line really called Fidgetits



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:42 AM

https://www.instagra.../p/BYgLP6CBiQx/

Power of the Primes. Now, with more Prime. See more at the Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye panel at #HASCON.


Does sound like it's just "generic" branding.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:24 PM

Carnival Cruise Playtime.

 

Very relevant to the topic at hand.

 

 


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